Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

I attended the 2009 Google Teacher Academy which was held in Boulder, Colorado this year. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. I was with a great group and hosted by a great company. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Yesterday, I got to be a Googler for the day. As soon as I entered their office I new this: an eight foot bouldering wall dominated one corner of the main floor.

Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

In this bold article Frey claims that a radical shift in education will occur due to the emergence of standard course-ware software so that companies, universities and school districts can quickly and easily create content that can be accessed from around the world. In the red ocean, companies compete to drive costs down while attempting to maintain or raise their quality. Furthermore the companies in the red ocean spend most of their time reacting to the actions of the competition.

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The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

We expect many companies will attempt to solve this problem, but the market will quickly gravitate towards the one it likes best." Frey believes that ultimately, an iTunes -like system will emerge that will allow individuals and companies to easily create and distribute original courses on every topic immaginable. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed.

Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

Throughout his book Kotter illustrates this point by sharing real examples of organizations that succeeded in changing by emotionally impacting the members of the company. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). I''m currently reading The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter. I''m part of the vision team at Southfield Christian School that is working toward fundamentally changing the way that we educate students.

Project Based Learning

The Electric Educator

Several very large companies (Nokia, Sony, Philips, Rolls-Royce) are having their interns and management candidates participate in online business scenario "tournaments" as part of their training. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Here''s an interesting article from smartplanet.com demonstrating an innovative use of distance learning technology.

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First 100% Online Christian School

The Electric Educator

There are many educational companies that offer online courses to augment the course catalogue of existing schools ( Michigan Virtual University and Seven Star Academy to name two), but there aren''t very many dedicated online schools. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). Mark''s Academy is a brand new Christian middle and high school located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Planet Google

The Electric Educator

Starbucks, Apple, and Google are three companies which have amazing quantities of creativity and innovation. I have determined to take a closer look at these companies to try and find out the source of their creativity, innovation, and industry perception. The digital landscape is a wild roller coaster and only those companies which can stay ahead of customer demands will survive. Google’s corporate culture is different from that of any company I have heard of.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Zest Simmons on episode 626 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Zest Simmons is an award-winning AP English recognized for how she helps diverse students achieve excellence.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired. She serves on the Trust & Safety advisory boards of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Yubo.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

Create Safe Spam Friendly Email using Kids Email Today! | @KidsEmail

TeacherCast

About Company ([link] ([link] established in 2009. Brittany has worked for Kids Email for nearly 3 years and has helped in providing sensational growth to the company. Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13. Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13.

The 2011 Edublogs Awards Shortlist (A Shameless Ploy For Votes) #Eddies11

The Web20Classroom

I am humbled that I made the short list for Best Twitter of The Year (an award I won in 2009) and this blog is also on the short list for Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog. It is truly an honor to be nominated and I am in good company on both lists. You may remember, last week I did my nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards. This is an annual event highlighting the best in the Edublogosphere and Twitterverse.

EdTech 100

First-of-its-kind, all-electric mobile preschool

eSchool News

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, GMC, and TIAA Bank. The company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, boats, and commercial community outreach vehicles. The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol WGO.

GitHub?s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. After her death in March of 2009 I decided to see how I could use my expertise to help busy educators and parents hone their skills and knowledge. Twitter: @DrDougGreen.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle. He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California. Twitter: @Sean_Nank. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

I mostly work with enterprise B2B technology companies in my day-to-day work as a global strategist. Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot. A stock portfolio of companies from these simpler brands outperformed major stock indexes by 330%. And it can get you a share of $86 billion too, maybe and definitely will impact your company bottom line.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He was recognized as Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, and as the recipient of the NEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. Twitter: @josephfatheree ‏. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

With $7.5M Funding Boost, Top Hat Launches Marketplace to Challenge Textbook Publishers

Edsurge

That’s the question Top Hat has been hearing from college students and faculty, and why the Toronto company has decided to take on the publishing business. The latest cash infusion is an extension of the company’s $22.5 Throwing its, er, hat into the publishing business marks a big step for the company, which launched in 2009 with a web and mobile classroom response tool to compete with physical hand-held clickers. The company was cashflow-positive last year, he adds.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. Tagged on: September 6, 2017 Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education → Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”? Twitter not your thing?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. Tagged on: September 6, 2017 Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education → Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”? Twitter not your thing?

EdTech 150

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He was recognized as Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, and as the recipient of the NEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. Twitter: @ josephfatheree. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams

Insight Education Group

The Monitor Deloitte , a management consulting company, has studied and participated in the strategic planning process for organizations from a wide variety of fields. Former classroom teacher, coach and chief academic officer, he is the co-author of the book Strategic Design for Student Achievement (Teachers College Press, 2009). Follow him on Twitter at @stricktlyjason.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

Launched in 2009, Discovery Education’s Techbooks are digital textbooks for science, social studies and math that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and are updated regularly at no cost. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., - New Improvements to Techbook Platform will Make Relevant Content Even More Accessible to Teachers and Students - Silver Spring, Md.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face. I once wrote: "Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital" (Wheeler 2009, p 68).

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Education for Hope and Healing - a #learningrevolution Mini-Conference on June 4th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Follow the student-led Twitter chat #youmatteredu. A group of students had an idea and reached out to me on Twitter, so this all started with a tweet. In 2009, Mike was selected by the Marth Holden Jennings Foundation as the Ohio Superintendent of the Year.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. There was a lot of buzz about it every now and then on Twitter but I still don''t see it''s widespread adoption as a great storytelling tool and feedback tool. Through the use of Twitter, Facebook and other sites, educators are starting to see the power of social media to extend learning beyond the classroom.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the second of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five companies to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 201 Reverse Instruction is an innovative instructional strategy that was originally used by chemistry teachers Aaron Sams and Jon Bergman. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Average price $99 Follow on Twitter 2. Average price $20 Follow on Twitter 3. Average price $20 Follow on Twitter 4. Average price $86 Follow on Twitter 5. Follow on Twitter 6. Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Follow on Twitter 9. Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter 11. Here''s my first in 2009. Follow on Twitter (Ps. they are VERY responsive and helpful on Twitter!)

June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His experience ranges from spending years working with children at a leading environmental education foundation to serving on boards of universities, of companies, and in the intelligence community. You can follow her on Twitter @InnovativeEdu. Join me Wednesday, June 1st, for a live and interactive Future of Education panel discussion on "unschooling." Our panelists are Clark Aldrich, Kate Fridkis, Monika Hardy, and Lisa Nielsen.

Reflection: The FedEx Project

The Electric Educator

Autonomy, mastery, and purpose are three concepts that Dan Pink explained with great clarity in his 2009 TED talk. I decided to call this assignment the " FedEx Project " after hearing Dan Pink share about the software company Atlassian and their " FedEx Days." You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash Two ideas have inspired me to try something radically different in my classroom. The first is Google''s 20% time.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The more than 2,000 member PLN can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @ISTEGlobalPLN, and you can follow the hashtag #ISTEGlobalPLN. You can find her on Twitter, Voxer, and Periscope at @fmargret. She joined AFS-USA in 2009 as Business Development Strategist. The more than 2,000 member PLN can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @ISTEGlobalPLN, and you can follow the hashtag #ISTEGlobalPLN. You can find Amanda on Twitter and Voxer @TheEdsaneT.